Monthly Archives: March 2010

Houston Japan Festival 2010

Date: April 10 and 11, 2010
Location: Houston Hermann Park
Houston Press best festival of ‘09!  Join fellow JET Program alumni and more than 20,000 other folks who are crazy about Japan at the Japan-America Society of Houston (JASH) Japan Festival in Hermann Park. Expect to find great food, taiko drumming, marshal arts demonstrations, ikebana, tea ceremony, exhibitors from across the U.S. and much, much more. Entrance is FREE (though you will definitely want to buy tickets for food and drink).

For directions and more information, please visit:


The first issue of the revamped newsletter is finished and ready to be consumed!

In this issue:
● Rising Sun: Reintroducing the Texoma JETAA, Newsletter
● Stay in Touch!: Let us know how you are
● New Officers: Meet your 2010 Chapter Officers
● From the Consulate: Greetings from the Consular officers in charge of JET in Texas & Oklahoma
● Japanese Beer: Is it the same in the U.S.A?
● JASDFW Motchitsuki: Society celebrates 40 years with song, dance and mochi
● Dallas Upcoming Events: Two great events from the JASDFW
● 2010 JET Interviews: JET alumni help interview 77 promising applicants
● Life After the B.O.E.
● JET Alumni Represent Japan: JET alumni represent Japan at TMC
● Fly Catcher Boy
● Tofu Chocolate Mousse
● Texoma JETAA Shinnenkai: Recap from the 2010 New Years Party
● JAPAN FESTIVAL 2010: Mark your calendar for JAPAN FEST, Winner of the Houston Press Best Festival of 2009

Get your copy here!

March Karaoke Reminder

Date: Friday, March 26, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Sushi Jin, 14670 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

Just a reminder that Jennifer is hosting a karaoke group at Sushi jin (Dairy Ashford at Memorial Drive) on March 26th – this Friday – at 6:30 PM! If you are interested in coming, please RSVP through the website asap. Space is limited. There’s a $5 room fee per person. Thanks!

Ikebana Lessons with LaVerl Daily!

Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: 707 W. Alabama St., Houston

Texoma JETAA members will learn ikebana techniques from LaVerl Daily at Tachibana on Saturday, March 20th at 1pm. Limited seating is available. RSVP early to denhli at

Gendai Japan

Wednesday, March 17
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Alamo Drafthouse West Oaks Mall

The Consulate-General of Japan at Houston and the Alamo Draft House – West Oaks are working together to feature “Gendai Japan: Two Films from Modern Day Japan” featuring “School Days with a Pig” and “Tokyo Sonata,” two contemporary Japanese films each offering an unconventional view into modern Japanese society. Come out March 17th at 6:00 PM and enjoy a unique Japanese experience with both films and food!

The Bottom Line:

Both films are free, though seating is limited. Come for one film or come
for both. To assure your seat, make your reservations early on the Alamo
Draft House website. The five-dollar reservation deposit can be returned or
exchanged for a five-dollar food voucher.

Thank you for your continued support. Please help us to spread the news
about this excellent event. We are anticipating that seating may sell out so
avoid having to wait in a line by reserving seats today!